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03-18-2015 10:35 PM
dru My plan is to go bare-bottom standard 2.5 gallons tanks with these planted in the back:



Going to do 4 tanks lengthwise with a sponge filter in each

I have some anubias growing on lava rock but I may do sand substrate, not sure yet. Lighting will be 24" dual hot5 with colormax and 6500k bulb suspended over the tanks

I don't mind tanin water so much and the bettas I'm sure will love it

Thanks for the reply
03-18-2015 09:55 PM
xenxes Just long fiber sphagnum peat moss (from Home Depot $3) + a handful of osmocote root tabs. Depending on proportion of the substrate vs. your tank, it'll turn the water a little yellow. If tannins bother you try hydroton expanded clay. I personally prefer humic releasing slightly acidic buffering substrates, like peat moss or coco fiber coir, would avoid bark because they tan it very brown, unless you're going for blackwater.
03-18-2015 09:22 PM
dru
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Growth


Had to cut riparium drastically back, was beginning to cover the top
This is awesome! And exactly what I want to do in my betta tanks.

Can you give more details on the substrate you used for the planters? I already have some shower caddys but I've never done emmersed before. Do you have a plant list?
03-18-2015 09:10 PM
xenxes It's blackwater, or at least 6.4-6.6pH tannic water

Some good news, berried mischling mama!



Overflowing planter box:

03-13-2015 10:03 PM
Technik
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Update:

is this blackwater or just the lighting?
03-13-2015 04:43 PM
fish_fasinated Most emersed setups ive seen are done in a sealed tank with a little water but some plants can handle dryer conditions on the leaf side
03-13-2015 04:41 PM
fish_fasinated Most likely zosterfolia requires VERY high humidity as it is an Amazon native. I have seen it in its emersed form. Tropica has a new "line" of plants they are calling 1..2..go, essentially its emersed grown plants on a convenient cup.

I'm going to have to try the caddy idea. I need a new experiment while I wait to re-setup my old 65.
03-13-2015 03:32 PM
xenxes
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Even mushy star grass has a terrestrial form��
Sorry couldn't resist lol
Really?? Heteranthera zosterifolia? Hmm I've never had success with them emersed, they just melt away, maybe I'm doing it wrong and a larger part has to be underwater?

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OK last post, how did you build up the shower caddie?
Super simple: shower caddie ($5) superglued to mini hooks ($5). The hooks were probably an unneeded expense, but I couldn't find an alternative and the suction cups were weak on the smaller caddies.
03-13-2015 01:30 PM
fish_fasinated OK last post, how did you build up the shower caddie?
03-13-2015 01:24 PM
fish_fasinated Looks nice and simple
03-13-2015 01:23 PM
fish_fasinated Even mushy star grass has a terrestrial form😝
Sorry couldn't resist lol
03-13-2015 05:53 AM
xenxes Update:

03-10-2015 04:42 PM
xenxes As long as the roots are in water they'll do fine most aquatics have a terrestrial form (unless they're the mushy star-grass kind). Try and see, they'll look drastically different, and a lot of species are in constant bloom, like the lindernia parviflora, mine are about to shoot out the tiny white flowers.

03-09-2015 05:27 AM
chinaboy1021 Hi,

Nice tank, you're inspiring me to set up a similar setup.

Question about your caddie. Those plants that grow emersed are okay to just grow like that? My condo is very dry, I never expected plants to survive out in the open like that.

Bump: Hi,

Nice tank, you're inspiring me to set up a similar setup.

Question about your caddie. Those plants that grow emersed are okay to just grow like that? My condo is very dry, I never expected plants to survive out in the open like that.
03-06-2015 09:08 PM
xenxes
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xenxes where do you get your shrimps from?
All over! Some Aquabid, some here, but mostly hobbyists I kept in touch with.

As far as shrimps in here... TiBees from Joe's Aqua, mischlings from Lukeo85 in IL and also sbarbee54 here in Sac, BKKs from Bob at shrimpusa, OEBTs from Ark in Texas. Probably losing track of some. If there's something in particular you want I can probably put you in touch with someone.
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